Tragedies that befall celebrities, whether they are self-induced or are the result of bad decision making, often make the media cycle because they are celebrities. But the parents of a celebrity usually stay in the background. It is a rare occurrence when the parent of a celebrity is murdered, especially when they were just a child. This list has several names on it you are likely not to have heard before. There are several reasons for this. One is that some of the names are from people who were famous decades ago and have since stepped away from the limelight. Another reason is that there are several “twists” in the list that you will have to read to find out how several people ended up here. There is no single theme behind why the parents of these 20 celebrities were murdered. In several cases, the murders remain unsolved. In a few other cases there were celebrities involved in the murder. But whether a person is a celebrity or not, dealing with the murder of a parent or parents is a traumatic event that can alter the course of someone’s life permanently.